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our top 5 memorial day sales picks

Announcing the Clé Memorial Day Sale, running from Monday, May 25 through Wednesday, May 27. For three days only, we are pleased to offer FREE SHIPPING sitewide on orders over $999, as well as a additional savings on our Second Shelf tile (see terms + conditions below). What is Second Shelf?  Second Shelf is...

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zellige: the perfectly imperfect tile

In a workshop in northern Morocco, artisans pack local clay into shallow rectangular molds, then lay the slabs in the sun to dry before stacking them like card houses into kilns stoked with olive pits to fire overnight. The techniques they use are ancient, passed down through generations from artisan to apprentice....

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freeze/thaw - a guide to our frost-resistant tiles

  if you are thinking of using tile outdoors you will want to check the temperature. depending on where you live, your location will determine the suitability of a tile. just like plants, not all tiles are frost hardy, in fact, many are not. why? if a tile absorbs too much moisture...

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modern farmhouse brick - the new subway tile

it's back! earlier this year we tested the waters with a farmhouse brick. the response was so good that we've brought it back with a slight tweak – we elongated the form to make it a tad more modern while keeping its rustic surface and shimmer. so if you are looking for...

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everything you need to know about tile... well almost

want to know more about tile? we were recently featured on remodelista in this invaluable tile cheat sheet of sorts, Remodeling 101: A Guide to the Only 7 Types of Tile You Need to Know  - featuring zellige, terracotta, stoneware, porcelain, glass, natural stone, cement tile and the ubiquitous subway.  shown above: zellige weathered...

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announcing eskayel + clé

anyone familiar with eskayel’s fabrics, wall coverings and rugs will recognize our latest artist-tile collaboration with founder shanan campanaro. an inveterate global traveler, the brooklyn-based designer creates watercolor paintings inspired by nature and her global ventures -  images that are ultimately adapted into her ethereal, eco-friendly fabrics. translating shanan’s fluid fabric patterns...

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